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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Food Processing

One of the gifts we registered for and received was a Kitchenaid Food Processor (Thanks Karen, Crystal, and Paul!). I love it. It magically transforms objects into food.

On Monday night, I decided to take the head of cauliflower in the fridge and turn it into pizza. It totally worked. Add steam, add food processor, add eggs, cheese, and spices, and voila - pizza crust made of healthy veg instead of high calorie, high glycemic index flour. Win! With spinach and sausage on top, it was a tasty tasty dinner clocking in a 400 calories for two huge squares. Yummy.

Last week it was spinach pancakes. Based on a recipe recommended by Erin, I added some salt and pepper and topped with a quarter slice of cheddar cheese and a slice of Canadian bacon. Three pancakes for about 315 calories, and made of yummy. Next time I'm planning to reduce the flour a bit and maybe add some onion. With a little luck (and mixing in cheese and maybe bacon crumbles), these little green pucks may make an appearance as a healthy savory treat backstage at Fezzis next year.

Both of these things were easily prepped in under 20 minutes with the food processor, and definitely was something that I wouldn't tackle without it. Maybe in a blender, but oh the easy is seductive, especially when it means I enjoy eating my veggies even more.

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